Helsinki - 1 Day Shore Excursion

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Scenic Helsinki / TOUR H2

drive city tour with a visit to Rock Church

SCENIC HELSINKI tour unveils the authentic charm of this intriguing Nordic capital while relaxing in your vehicle. The character of Helsinki is greatly influenced by its state-of-the-art architecture, naturally dramatic coastline and instinctive approach to life that has formed a strong cultural presence in the most sparsely populated country in Europe. You will get to experience the suggestive atmosphere of a church buried deep in the granite rock bed and visit the Sibelius monument, a composer whose music played an important role in the formation of the Finnish national identity. Helsinki knows how to make lasting impressions elegantly and effortlessly.

Tour details

  • Light activity tour | 3 hours of total time committment
  • Available as Shared (6 people maximum) or Private (with no size limitation for pre-existing groups)
  • No tourist visa required

Price

  • Shared tour - US$115 per person (weekdays) | US$140 per person (weekends & public holidays)
  • Private tour - depends on number of guests in your party (see table below)

Day 1 / 3 Hours

9:00
Meeting near your ship
9:00 – 10:00
Historic City Center
  • Your day will start with a panoramic drive tour to Helsinki City Center with multiple photo stops at your request
  • We will make our first stop in the Senate Square to see this oldest part of Central Helsinki where your tour guide will show you its most important sights. You will see a monument to the Russian Emperor Alexander II, the main building of the University of Helsinki, and, of course, the Helsinki Cathedral - the symbol of the city and one of Finland's most important landmarks
  • Just a stone-throw away is the Government Palace which is still the seat of the Finnish Government with the Prime Minister's office located on the second floor
10:00 – 10:30
Uspenskiy Cathedral
  • Your day will continue with an inside visit to the Uspenskiy Orthodox Cathedral which is dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos (the Virgin Mary) and is the largest Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe
  • Once back in your vehicle, you will continue your drive tour adventure passing along the Presidential Palace, Helsinki City Hall, the Havis Amanda Statue, Esplanade Park and the Mannerheim Monument
10:30 – 11:30
Temppeliaukio (Rock) Church
  • No visit to Helsinki is complete without a visit to its main landmark - the Rock Church. Built out of a solid piece of rock, it is bathed in natural sunlight which enters through the skylight surrounding the center copper dome. It is often used as a concert venue thanks to its excellent acoustics
  • Please note that the inside visit to the Rock Church can not be guaranteed in the event of religious services
The Sibelius Monument
  • We will make a stop in the Sibelius Park to take some breath-taking photos of this unique monument which is unlike you have ever seen. Designed to capture the essence of the music of Sibelius, the monument is made of hollow metal pipes welded together in a wave-like pattern
11:30 – 12:00
Scenic Helsinki Drive
  • Your tour day will conclude with yet another scenic drive back to your cruise ship allowing you an opporutnity to see the building of the National Opera, the Olympic Stadium and the Palace of Finland

prices

GET 5% DISCOUNT ON RATES BELOW IF YOU ALSO BOOK ANY ST. PETERSBURG TOUR WITH US
weekdays
Persons
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
12
12+
Max group size
Private Tour (US$)
$275
$205
$160
$135
$115
$100
$90  
$75  
$68  
No limit
Shared Tour
US$115 per person for select cruise ships
6 persons
Sundays & public holidays
Persons
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
12
12+
Max group size
Private Tour (US$)
$355
$265
$205
$175
$140
$125
$110
$90  
$78  
No limit
Shared Tour
US$140 per person for select cruise ships
6 persons
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